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American League pitching statistics through games of Tuesday, May 16, 1972

   Club          W   L   ERA   G   CG  SV   IP     H    R    ER   HR   BB   SO
Minnesota       16   7  1.97   23   5  10   224   159   57   49   13   60  131
Cleveland       14   9  2.37   23   8   6   212   152   60   56    9   78  146
Chicago         15   9  2.66   24   7   7   213   183   74   63   10   63  153
Kansas City     11  15  2.66   26   6   2   230   210   74   68   14   66  100
New York         9  14  2.68   23   3   5   198   186   79   59   11   66   96
Detroit         13  10  2.76   23   8   5   202   158   70   62   13   78  137
Oakland         14   8  2.76   22   5   7   202   167   68   62   20   44   99
Milwaukee        6  15  2.81   21   2   5   202   171   74   63    7   85  122
Baltimore       13  11  2.96   24   9   3   204   176   74   67   15   48  104
Texas           10  15  3.55   25   2   7   218   199   99   86   11   90  134
Boston           9  12  3.75   21   2   6   187   196   98   78   15   76  129
California      10  15  3.76   25   5   4   218   191  101   91    9  103  156

 League Leaders        W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Dave LaRoche (MIN)     1   1  1.09  12   0   0   5   0   25   15    5    3    1    8   15
Milt Wilcox (CLE)      4   3  1.24   7   7   4   0   2   51   27    8    7    1   20   37
Wilbur Wood (CHI)      6   2  1.38   9   9   4   0   3   72   51   15   11    4   11   48
Jim Kaat (MIN)         4   0  1.50   4   4   1   0   0   30   22    6    5    4    4   17
Dave McNally (BAL)     4   2  1.52   6   6   4   0   4   47   35    8    8    1    8   19
Gaylord Perry (CLE)    6   2  1.99   9   8   4   1   1   68   51   16   15    2   20   47
Mickey Lolich (DET)    6   1  2.05   7   7   6   0   0   61   51   15   14    1   15   47
Pete Broberg (TEX)     2   2  2.16   6   6   2   0   1   42   32   13   10    0   20   21
Mel Stottlemyre (NY)   3   3  2.17   6   6   2   0   2   46   43   14   11    1   15   19
Tom Timmerman (DET)    2   3  2.29   7   6   1   0   1   39   22   12   10    4   14   21

 Baltimore             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Doyle Alexander        2   0  0.64   6   0   0   1   0   14    7    2    1    1    1    6
Dave McNally           4   2  1.52   6   6   4   0   4   47   35    8    8    1    8   19
Mickey Scott           0   0  1.93   2   0   0   0   0    5    3    1    1    0    1    1
Jim Palmer             3   3  2.89   6   6   2   0   0   44   35   16   14    6   10   33
Roric Harrison         0   0  3.00   4   0   0   0   0    6    8    2    2    0    2    4
Pat Dobson             3   3  3.25   6   6   2   0   1   44   39   17   16    3   11   23
Mike Cuellar           1   3  4.18   6   6   1   0   0   28   33   15   13    2    9    8
Eddie Watt             0   0  4.50   6   0   0   2   0    6    6    4    3    1    3    4
Dave Leonhard          0   0  5.40   4   0   0   0   0    7    6    4    4    1    2    3
Grant Jackson          0   0 13.50   3   0   0   0   0    3    4    5    5    0    1    3

 Boston                W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Ken Tatum              0   1  0.87   8   0   0   3   0   10    3    2    1    1    6    7
Ray Culp               3   3  2.31   6   6   2   0   0   47   41   13   12    3   16   26
Gary Peters            1   0  3.14   6   0   0   0   0   14   17    8    5    1   10   15
Lew Krausse            1   0  3.15   5   3   0   1   0   20   19    8    7    2    6    9
Bill Lee               2   1  3.55   7   0   0   2   0   13   11    6    5    1    3   12
Sonny Siebert          2   1  3.86   5   5   0   0   0   33   39   22   14    2    9   21
Luis Tiant             0   1  4.91   5   2   0   0   0   15   13    9    8    0   12   11
Roger Moret            0   0  6.00   2   0   0   0   0    3    5    3    2    0    3    3
Marty Pattin           0   4  6.18   6   5   0   0   0   28   39   21   19    4    8   20
Bobby Bolin            0   1  8.44   4   0   0   0   0    5    9    6    5    1    3    5

 California            W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Steve Barber           0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
Paul Doyle             0   0  0.00   2   0   0   0   0    2    2    0    0    0    3    4
Lloyd Allen            0   1  1.96  10   0   0   3   0   18   15    5    4    0    9   12
Eddie Fisher           1   0  2.14  10   0   0   0   0   21   16    5    5    2    4    9
Clyde Wright           2   2  2.93   5   5   1   0   0   31   31   14   10    1    7   15
Nolan Ryan             2   3  3.23   6   6   2   0   2   31   17   12   11    2   19   37
Rickey Clark           3   3  3.65   6   6   0   0   0   37   33   16   15    1   18   22
Andy Messersmith       2   4  4.12   6   6   2   0   2   44   35   22   20    2   21   34
Tom Murphy             0   0  5.40   6   0   0   0   0   10   13    6    6    0    8    2
Rudy May               0   2  6.75   5   2   0   1   0   12   13    9    9    0    5   12
Mel Queen              0   0  8.25   6   0   0   0   0   12   16   12   11    1    9    9

 Chicago               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Steve Kealey           1   0  0.00   6   0   0   2   0    6    2    0    0    0    0    7
Vicente Romo           0   0  1.04   5   0   0   0   0    9    5    1    1    1    2    6
Terry Forster          0   0  1.20   9   0   0   4   0   15   12    3    2    0    8   15
Wilbur Wood            6   2  1.38   9   9   4   0   3   72   51   15   11    4   11   48
Rich Gossage           0   0  1.42   4   0   0   0   0    6    7    4    1    0    4    4
Tom Bradley            4   1  3.09   7   7   2   0   1   44   40   16   15    2   12   30
Stan Bahnsen           4   4  3.54   8   8   1   0   0   48   49   20   19    2   14   32
Dave Lemonds           0   0  4.91   2   0   0   0   0    4    4    2    2    0    3    4
Bart Johnson           0   2  8.22   6   0   0   1   0    8   10    8    7    0    5    6
Jim Geddes             0   0 19.29   2   0   0   0   0    2    3    5    5    1    4    1

 Cleveland             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Vince Colbert          0   0  0.00   5   0   0   0   0    7    0    0    0    0    5    4
Milt Wilcox            4   3  1.24   7   7   4   0   2   51   27    8    7    1   20   37
Ed Farmer              0   0  1.69   7   0   0   1   0   11    4    2    2    1    5    5
Gaylord Perry          6   2  1.99   9   8   4   1   1   68   51   16   15    2   20   47
Ray Lamb               1   0  2.13   5   0   0   0   0   13   10    3    3    0    4   10
Dick Tidrow            3   2  3.24   7   7   0   0   0   42   32   16   15    2   14   29
Denny Riddleberger     0   0  3.86   5   0   0   0   0    7    7    3    3    1    1    4
Steve Hargan           0   1  4.26   2   1   0   0   0    6    6    3    3    0    5    1
Steve Mingori          0   1  8.31   8   0   0   4   0    9   15    9    8    2    4    9

 Detroit               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Joe Niekro             0   0  0.00   3   0   0   0   0    3    2    0    0    0    0    0
Mickey Lolich          6   1  2.05   7   7   6   0   0   61   51   15   14    1   15   47
Tom Timmerman          2   3  2.29   7   6   1   0   1   39   22   12   10    4   14   21
Joe Coleman            5   2  2.36   7   7   1   0   0   50   34   15   13    4   25   43
Fred Scherman          0   0  2.76   9   0   0   4   0   16   13    6    5    0    7   10
Phil Meeler            0   1  3.00   2   0   0   0   0    3    5    3    1    0    1    1
Les Cain               0   2  4.38   2   2   0   0   0   12   13    6    6    2    6    9
Chuck Seelbach         0   1  4.50   7   1   0   1   0   10    7    5    5    1    7    4
Ron Perranoski         0   0  5.79   5   0   0   0   0    5    5    3    3    0    2    0
Mike Kilkenny          0   0  9.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    1    1    1    0    0
Bob Strampe            0   0 21.60   3   0   0   0   0    2    5    4    4    0    1    2

 Kansas City           W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Tom Murphy             0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    0    0    0    0    0
Ted Abernathy          0   0  1.29   6   0   0   0   0    7    5    2    1    0    5    4
Tom Burgmeier          3   1  1.50  11   0   0   1   0   12    9    2    2    0    4    5
Al Fitzmorris          0   2  1.64   4   1   0   0   0   22   18    5    4    2    6    7
Jim Rooker             2   0  1.72   4   1   1   0   1   16   11    3    3    0    4    8
Dick Drago             2   2  2.35   6   6   2   0   1   46   44   12   12    3   10   26
Paul Splittorff        2   3  2.79   6   6   3   0   1   39   33   13   12    3   10   13
Mike Hedlund           0   3  3.24   5   5   0   0   0   33   29   14   12    4   14   10
Monty Montgomery       0   1  3.38   4   3   0   0   0   21   25    8    8    0    5    7
Bruce Dal Canton       2   2  3.72   6   4   0   1   0   29   28   13   12    1    5   19
Roger Nelson           0   1  4.91   6   0   0   0   0    4    7    2    2    1    3    1

 Milwaukee             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Jerry Bell             0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    0    0    0    0    1    1
Earl Stephenson        0   0  0.00   8   0   0   0   0   16   11    0    0    0    5    6
Frank Linzy            0   0  1.59   9   0   0   0   0   17   12    5    3    0    8    6
Jim Lonborg            0   1  1.83   5   2   1   1   0   20   20    6    4    1   10   10
Ken Sanders            0   1  1.93   8   0   0   4   0   19   15    4    4    1    3   15
Jim Colborn            1   0  1.96   8   0   0   0   0   18   17    5    4    1    8   11
Ken Brett              2   3  2.79   6   6   1   0   1   39   27   13   12    1    7   23
Skip Lockwood          0   3  3.38   5   3   0   0   0   16   15    9    6    1   13   20
Jim Slaton             1   5  4.71   6   5   0   0   0   29   28   16   15    1   18   12
Bill Parsons           2   2  4.88   6   5   0   0   0   28   26   16   15    1   12   18

 Minnesota             W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Bob Gebhard            0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    3    3    0    0    0    2    1
Wayne Granger          0   0  0.66   9   0   0   5   0   14    6    1    1    0    3    8
Ray Corbin             1   0  0.71   5   0   0   0   0   13    5    1    1    0    4    9
Tom Norton             0   1  0.96   5   0   0   0   0    9    3    1    1    0    3    6
Dave LaRoche           1   1  1.09  12   0   0   5   0   25   15    5    3    1    8   15
Jim Kaat               4   0  1.50   4   4   1   0   0   30   22    6    5    4    4   17
Jim Perry              3   2  2.50   6   6   1   0   1   36   32   12   10    2   15   11
Dick Woodson           3   1  2.56   6   6   0   0   0   39   28   13   11    2   11   29
Bert Blyleven          4   2  2.75   8   7   3   0   1   56   45   18   17    4   10   35

 New York              W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Rich Hinton            0   0  0.00   2   0   0   0   0    1    1    1    0    0    0    1
Fred Beene             0   1  1.46   6   0   0   1   0   12    9    6    2    1    7   14
Sparky Lyle            1   0  1.54   7   0   0   4   0   12    6    2    2    0    3    7
Mel Stottlemyre        3   3  2.17   6   6   2   0   2   46   43   14   11    1   15   19
Steve Kline            2   1  2.57   5   5   1   0   1   35   34   15   10    3    7   10
Mike Kekich            3   2  2.63   6   6   0   0   0   41   40   13   12    3   17   21
Jack Aker              0   0  3.00   4   0   0   0   0    6    5    2    2    0    3    1
Fritz Peterson         0   6  3.86   6   6   0   0   0   37   41   22   16    1   11   19
Lindy McDaniel         0   1  4.15   5   0   0   0   0    4    4    2    2    0    1    2
Jim Roland             0   0  4.91   2   0   0   0   0    4    3    2    2    2    2    2

 Oakland               W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Mike Kilkenny          0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0
Don Shaw               0   0  0.00   1   0   0   0   0    1    1    0    0    0    0    1
Darold Knowles         0   0  1.04   8   0   0   1   0    9    8    1    1    0    2    6
Blue Moon Odom         2   0  1.15   3   2   1   0   0   16    6    2    2    0   10    5
Bob Locker             3   0  1.23   7   0   0   2   0    7    4    1    1    0    2    6
Diego Segui            0   1  1.93   4   1   0   0   0   14   13    4    3    0    3    8
Rollie Fingers         1   1  2.04   9   0   0   4   0   18   12    4    4    3    4   15
Catfish Hunter         2   2  2.60   7   7   0   0   0   52   34   16   15    6   10   28
Ken Holtzman           4   2  2.89   7   7   4   0   1   53   46   18   17    6    3   20
Joel Horlen            1   0  3.86   6   0   0   0   0    7    6    3    3    1    2    2
Jim Roland             0   0  3.86   2   0   0   0   0    2    5    2    1    0    0    0
Denny McLain           1   2  6.04   5   5   0   0   0   22   32   17   15    4    8    8

 Texas                 W   L   ERA   G  GS  CG  SV  SHO  IP    H    R   ER   HR   BB   SO
Paul Lindblad          2   1  0.57  13   0   0   1   0   16    8    2    1    0    9   12
Jim Shellenback        0   0  1.71   5   2   0   0   0   21   12    4    4    3    8   10
Pete Broberg           2   2  2.16   6   6   2   0   1   42   32   13   10    0   20   21
Horacio Pina           0   1  2.65  12   0   0   5   0   17   13    5    5    0    5   17
Mike Paul              0   1  2.77   9   1   0   0   0   13   13    6    4    0    8    4
Don Stanhouse          0   0  2.84   2   2   0   0   0   13    9    4    4    2    6   12
Casey Cox              1   0  4.09   8   0   0   1   0   11   16    7    5    1    4    6
Bill Gogolewski        2   2  4.39   7   5   0   0   0   27   24   13   13    3    7   20
Dick Bosman            2   4  5.03   6   6   0   0   0   34   43   21   19    1    8   16
Rich Hand              0   3  5.11   3   3   0   0   0   12   12    9    7    0    4   10
Jim Panther            1   1  9.45   9   0   0   0   0   13   17   15   14    1   11    6

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League Leaders

Wins:

  M. Lolich (DET)           6
  G. Perry (CLE)            6
  W. Wood (CHI)             6
  J. Coleman (DET)          5
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)          4
  B. Blyleven (MIN)         4
  T. Bradley (CHI)          4
  K. Holtzman (OAK)         4
  J. Kaat (MIN)             4
  D. McNally (BAL)          4

Losses:

  F. Peterson (NY)          6
  J. Slaton (MIL)           5
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)          4
  D. Bosman (TEX)           4
  A. Messersmith (CAL)      4
  M. Pattin (BOS)           4
  K. Brett (MIL)            3
  R. Clark (CAL)            3
  M. Cuellar (BAL)          3
  R. Culp (BOS)             3

Complete Games:

  M. Lolich (DET)           6
  K. Holtzman (OAK)         4
  D. McNally (BAL)          4
  G. Perry (CLE)            4
  M. Wilcox (CLE)           4
  W. Wood (CHI)             4
  B. Blyleven (MIN)         3
  P. Splittorff (KC)        3
  T. Bradley (CHI)          2
  P. Broberg (TEX)          2

Saves:

  W. Granger (MIN)          5
  D. LaRoche (MIN)          5
  H. Pina (TEX)             5
  R. Fingers (OAK)          4
  T. Forster (CHI)          4
  S. Lyle (NY)              4
  S. Mingori (CLE)          4
  K. Sanders (MIL)          4
  F. Scherman (DET)         4
  L. Allen (CAL)            3

Shutouts:

  D. McNally (BAL)          4
  W. Wood (CHI)             3
  A. Messersmith (CAL)      2
  N. Ryan (CAL)             2
  M. Stottlemyre (NY)       2
  M. Wilcox (CLE)           2
  B. Blyleven (MIN)         1
  T. Bradley (CHI)          1
  K. Brett (MIL)            1
  P. Broberg (TEX)          1

Innings Pitched:

  W. Wood (CHI)          71.2
  G. Perry (CLE)         68.0
  M. Lolich (DET)        61.1
  B. Blyleven (MIN)      55.2
  K. Holtzman (OAK)      53.0
  C. Hunter (OAK)        52.0
  M. Wilcox (CLE)        50.2
  J. Coleman (DET)       49.2
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)       48.1
  D. McNally (BAL)       47.1

Hits:

  M. Lolich (DET)          51
  G. Perry (CLE)           51
  W. Wood (CHI)            51
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)         49
  K. Holtzman (OAK)        46
  B. Blyleven (MIN)        45
  D. Drago (KC)            44
  D. Bosman (TEX)          43
  M. Stottlemyre (NY)      43
  R. Culp (BOS)            41

Runs:

  A. Messersmith (CAL)     22
  F. Peterson (NY)         22
  S. Siebert (BOS)         22
  D. Bosman (TEX)          21
  M. Pattin (BOS)          21
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)         20
  B. Blyleven (MIN)        18
  K. Holtzman (OAK)        18
  P. Dobson (BAL)          17
  D. McLain (OAK)          17

Home Runs:

  K. Holtzman (OAK)         6
  C. Hunter (OAK)           6
  J. Palmer (BAL)           6
  B. Blyleven (MIN)         4
  J. Coleman (DET)          4
  M. Hedlund (KC)           4
  J. Kaat (MIN)             4
  D. McLain (OAK)           4
  M. Pattin (BOS)           4
  T. Timmerman (DET)        4

Walks:

  J. Coleman (DET)         25
  A. Messersmith (CAL)     21
  P. Broberg (TEX)         20
  G. Perry (CLE)           20
  M. Wilcox (CLE)          20
  N. Ryan (CAL)            19
  R. Clark (CAL)           18
  J. Slaton (MIL)          18
  M. Kekich (NY)           17
  R. Culp (BOS)            16

Strikeouts:

  W. Wood (CHI)            48
  M. Lolich (DET)          47
  G. Perry (CLE)           47
  J. Coleman (DET)         43
  N. Ryan (CAL)            37
  M. Wilcox (CLE)          37
  B. Blyleven (MIN)        35
  A. Messersmith (CAL)     34
  J. Palmer (BAL)          33
  S. Bahnsen (CHI)         32


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